Service delivery under the NDIS

Quirky Kid is a registered NDIS provider under the Capacity Building - Improved Daily Living Support Class. 

The following guide explains how we structure our services for NDIS participants. We are only registered to deliver services under  Therapeutic Supports (Category 15) and bill using Items 15_054_0128_1_3 or 15_001_0118_1_3

Self-Managed clients may, however, access services under other categories but not all our psychologists provide services under the NDIS.

Please note that NOT all NDIS referrals are appropriate for Quirky Kid. Please check the Exclusion Criteria below or contact us for more information. 

About the Categories

The  Therapeutic Supports Category (15) includes the assessment, training, development and/or therapy required to develop or increase skills for independence and community participation. Supports can be delivered in groups or individually.

Therapy Services

In the NDIS, where maximum medical improvement has been reached,  therapy supports are for participants with an established disability to facilitate functional improvement. Ongoing funding for therapy is subject to a detailed support plan designed to deliver progress or change for the participant. Providers develop this plan with the participant, and it should clearly state the expected therapy outcomes and demonstrate a link to the participant’s goals, objectives and aspirations.

These support items can also be used for assessing, planning, and delivering  Disability-Related Health Supports. These supports directly relate to a participant’s significant and permanent functional impairment and assist them in undertaking activities of daily living. 

Fees, Charges and Pricing

The NDIA sets price controls for certain NDIS supports to ensure NDIS participants obtain reasonable value from their support packages. The price limits in this guide are the maximum prices that Registered Providers can charge NDIS participants for specific supports.

Self-Managed participants can use registered or unregistered providers and are not subject to the pricing arrangements in the NDIS Price Guide. 

Process for receiving services with Quirky Kid as an NDIS participant

Self-Managed, Agency-Managed or participants with a Plan Manager should expect to engage in a  two-stage process when considering our services at Quirky Kid. 

Step Stage One Description Duration
1 Initial parent/carer consultation
1 hour 
2 Initial child session
1 hour 
3 Review of Reports/Preparation/Commencement Plan (Support Plan)    2.5 hours
Stage Two Description -
4 Completion of a pre-evaluation functional assessment for planning, monitoring, evaluation 4 hours
5 Intervention Block (face-to-face, phone consultations or third parties, such as schools or other providers) 8-12 hours
6 Therapy Report preparation/Progress/Review, including a post-evaluation functional assessment for, monitoring, evaluation 4 hours

You pre-authorise stage one by confirming your referral, as listed in the above table. 

Note that a Commencement Plan is different from a  Service Agreement. A Commencement Plan is a structured brief report that summarises all the information obtained from reports, consultations, and the NDIS Plan to develop an intervention plan before the start of the Intervention. 

Important requirements 

When you refer your child to The Quirky Kid Clinic, we request you agree to the following:

  • To check our Exclusion Criteria before making a referral. We cannot support patients that meet the presentations listed below  (see below).
  • To complete the steps in Stage One (Minimum of 4.5 hours of service)
  • Commencement Plan (Step 3)  will then outline the objectives and goals of the intervention and the psychologist's suggested Case Plan (e.g. a number of sessions, frequency).
  • After you will approve the Commencement Plan  and we will request the scheduling of the Intervention Block (Step 4)
  • After the Intervention Block, a Progress Review Report (Step 5) will be prepared, including future recommendations.

The process above can vary on a case-by-case basis and may change based on the psychologist's recommendations.

About our Exclusion Criteria

Our team aims to support as many children and families as possible, however at present Quirky Kid is unable to take on NDIS clients who:

  1. Are non-verbal
  2. Have been diagnosed with a Moderate or Severe developmental delay
  3. Have been diagnosed with ASD Level 3
  4. Display behaviours that require restraint
  5. Require wheelchair access (Sydney Clinic)

About Therapy Reports

Therapists will be expected to provide progress reports to the participant and the NDIS at agreed times. The time to prepare the reports is charged as per the table above. A provider may charge for the time taken to write a therapy report requested by the NDIA and claim this against the appointment at the hourly rate for the relevant support item. 

Providers may also charge for any other NDIA-requested therapy report stipulated as required in a participant’s plan.

Psychological Tests

It is important to distinguish between NDIS reports and Psychometric Tests/Psychological Assessments. An NDIS Commencement Plan is NOT a Psychological Assessment.


Q:  Are all of your psychologists able to provide services under the NDIS?
A: Yes.
Q: How long or detailed is the Commencement Plan and Therapy Review Report?
A: The reports are brief documents that describe objectives and goals and  a plan review measures against the originally stipulated goals. 
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